Calf Stretching Exercises

How to stretch your calf muscles

These specific stretches are designed to stretch your calf muscles and Achilles tendon and are usually associated with the initial treatment phase of your treatment; however, they may be used during the rehabilitation and preventative phases of care. Only perform these exercises when instructed to by your chiropractor as part of your overall chiropractic treatment program.

Exercise is an important component of your chiropractic care that aims to restore function to your body, especially your spine. Stretches for you calves can help reduce low back and leg pain.  Targeted exercises help to restore function and strength to an injured or dysfunctional area, this will allow you to achieve your goals whether that be competing in a sporting event, improving your fitness or simply being active with your family.

If any of these exercises cause you any pain or discomfort, stop and consult your chiropractor.

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Calf Muscle Stretch Instructions

  • Stand facing a wall, place both hands against the wall
  • Step one foot back, keeping the leg straight; bend your front knee until you feel a stretch through the back leg
  • Hold for 30 seconds
  • To stretch the deep calf muscle, slowly bend your back knee until you feel a stretch, making sure not to lift the heel
  • Hold for 30 seconds
  • Repeat both stretches twice on with each leg

Achilles Tendon Stretch Instructions

  • Stand at the edge of a step holding on to a railing for support
  • Place your heels off the edge of the step, lift one leg
  • Slowly lower your supporting leg down until you feel a stretch through the back of your leg
  • Hold for 5 seconds and rise up, repeat the motion 10 times
  • Repeat with the other leg.

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